We’re excited to invite you to the JoyUs Gala, capping our annual national conference, Rite of Joy, addressing the historic mental health crisis in the Black/African American community.

October 14, 2023
5–10 pm
Networking | Dinner | Ceremony | Dancing


Kansas City, MO 64130

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Meet Our Host, Ed Mabrey

Ed Mabrey is an actor, author, speaker and modern-day renaissance artist. He is accepted as the greatest poet in the history of poetry slam with over 500 wins in his career, including 4 individual world titles and 6 consecutive individual regional titles.

Ed has performed and spoken for Fortune 500 companies, universities and colleges, national ceremonies, and open mics while being featured in various television broadcasts and comedy showcases.

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